Winter Vegetable Soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

A rich and comforting soup full of sweet winter vegetables. Good for the freezer too — and sometime in January when you have absolutely no time for dinner you will thank me.

Lentil and Quinoa Chili with Stout

Lentil and Quinoa Chili with Stout

And as much as I like holiday food, I’m ready for something filling and wholesome. Snow day food. Sitting around watching movies in wool socks kind a food. This is Boxing Day food. And I think it is the best kind.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup for the Crockpot

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup for the Crockpot

So at the very last-minute, as I’m running out the door before the slue of games scheduled for the day, I threw this soup in the slow cooker. I call this a “what do I have on hand?” soup. Sometimes those are the best.

Carrot and Sweet Pepper Soup #MeatlessMondays

Carrot and Sweet Pepper Soup #MeatlessMondays

A light all veggie soup. I’m normally not a fan of dill, but in this soup it really works and adds a nice freshness. I used super sweet mini peppers for this soup. Stick with yellow or orange peppers to complement the colour of the carrots in the final dish. The honey helps bring out the sweetness of the vegetables, only a touch is needed and I don’t suggest you skip it. I used water for the base of this soup. Just plain water lets the veggies shine through.

Back In the Kitchen – Weekly Prep and A Soup Recipe

Back In the Kitchen – Weekly Prep and A Soup Recipe

Hockey season is over. Can I get a ‘Yay!’? Honestly I didn’t have it all that bad, we could have been much busier with hockey than we were. Still I’m happy to have my weekends back … at least, until Soccer starts on April 20th I have a...
Sunday Soup: Garlic and Potato Soup

Sunday Soup: Garlic and Potato Soup

A simple soup. Something I believe my grandfather would have made when his kids were sick. It is warm and comforting. A soup that will heal colds, flu and fever. Perhaps even (at least I wish), a soup that can keep the bad guys way. A couple of notes: This is a pureed...
Weeknight Food: Tomato and Tortellini Soup

Weeknight Food: Tomato and Tortellini Soup

This may be the only acceptable use for store-bought tortellini.  I confess that I used to buy a package of stuffed pasta almost weekly. I’d switch it up between ravioli and tortellini, spinach filled or just cheese.  I believed my family thought this was interesting....
Weeknight Food: Super Quick Roasted Tomato and Couscous Soup

Weeknight Food: Super Quick Roasted Tomato and Couscous Soup

This soup will use up some of the Israeli couscous you have sitting in your pantry from your last impulse trip to the bulk food store. What? oh…. that’s just me. Well, any small pasta will do, but I just love the way the Israeli couscous looks. And it would not be...
The best lentil soup and avocado cream

The best lentil soup and avocado cream

Funny, when I started this post, I thought I would have more to say about the soup.  I’ve been revisiting old favourites lately and at one point in my life I made this soup every other weekend for about 6 months.  Eventually I found something new, but man, this is...